User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

1NSANE (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

No limits, no rules, no roads. Baxter (38) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Lots of multiplayer fun Wesley Wexell (2) unrated
good for a laugh David Lenten (1) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (24 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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90
4Players.de
Insane ist der Off-Road-Racer schlechthin - wobei hier das Augenmerk auf FUN und nicht Realismus gelegt wurde. Und Spaß kann man mit Insane wirklich jede Menge haben, insbesondere in den zahlreichen Multiplayer-Spielvarianten. Die Codemasters haben also wieder Fahrspaß pur abgeliefert und deshalb erhält Insane den Multiplayer-Award.
88
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Puur raceplezier in een fraai decor. Een aanrader!
87
Gameswelt
'1nsane' ist wirklich ein sehr gutes Spiel. Oder anders: '1nsane' ist wirklich GOIL, GOIL, GOIL! Selten war ich von einem Spiel so begeistert. Es macht einfach Spass, sich mit einem Jeep in die Tiefe zu stürzen um zu sehen, wie viel Schaden so ein Sturz an dem Auto anrichten kann. Auch die kleinen Schäfchen, die sich so gut als Stoßstangenschutz machen, geben dem Spiel eine einzigartige Atmosphäre. Dennoch sollte man über die recht großen Macken nicht hinwegsehen. Es ist ein wenig enttäuschend, dass kein richtiges Bugfixing betrieben wurde. Was aber sicherlich nicht zuletzt daran liegt, dass man bei Codemasters auf Termineinhaltung geachtet hat. Vielleicht hätte man den Entwicklern noch ein paar Wochen Zeit geben sollen, um die letzten Bugs rauszubügeln. Dennoch, mein Tipp: "Kauft es und patcht es!"
87
PC Gamer Brasil
A falta de acabamento é desapontadora, mas e daí? O tremor da velocidade e giros proporcionados pela competição multiplayer, a engine satisfatória, a ágil filosofia do "escolher e jogar", esses são os pontos fortes de Insane. Então, o que você acha: esse é um louco bom ou um louco mau? Antes de quaisquer considerações, apenas entenda uma coisa: somos malucos por isso!
86
GamersHell.com
A Definite winner, Online gaming is a huge success on this one, you'd be INSANE not to get it.
85
RealGamer (Benelux)
Insane is er voor de fun! Dat is 100% zeker! En dat is ook voor de volledige 100% gelukt. Het spel speelt heel lekker en is goed in te stellen qua moeilijkheidsgraad. Voor de beginnelingen onder de spelers kan je het spel makkelijk maken maar voor de echte bikkels is er een hoge moeilijkheidsgraad die het uiterste van je stuurkunsten vraagt!
85
Meristation
Las partidas de un solo jugador son muy adictivas, dado que no está limitado a un circuito prefijado, sino que te lo creas tú. Por eso, cada vez es diferente a medida que vamos encontrando los atajos y los sitios más llanos. La gran variedad de vehículos y escenarios lo hace más adictivo, pudiendo incluso generar nuestros propios escenarios cuando avancemos lo suficiente en el campeonato. El modo multijugador es todavía más divertido, ¿verdad Supermauri?
80
games xtreme
Perfectly recreated Rally Championship and Formula 1 racing games are all very well and good but for the less enthusiastic and initiated Insane brings a whole heap of fun to the genre. With an impressive physics engine, good maps and a cracking multiplayer experience Insane will create a welcome distraction over the Christmas period. If you are online at home and are a little tired of all those FPSs then go for it - jump in the driving seat, pull on that four way racing seat belt and open her up. Grrrrrr!
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
All told, 1NSANE has a lot to offer: eye candy, adrenaline-pumping excitement, and lots and lots of replay value. If you’re looking tar the best 4x4 game out there right now, avoid the SUV commercial known as 4X4 EVO, and go with 1NSANE. You’d be crazy not to.
80
FZ
Det var länge sedan Microsoft släppte sitt Monster Truck Madness 2, och sedan dess har jag inte sett ett enda bra offroad-spel till PC. TestDrive Offroad har gjort ett tappert försök, men 1nsane är det första spelet som når ända fram. Den superba grafikmotorn och den härliga körkänslan gör detta till ett spel utan like. Nej, näst intill full pott blir det för Codemasters 1nsane och själv ser jag fram mot en uppföljare.
80
GameGenie
1nsane is an arcade simulation of off-road racing. With all of the cars, tracks, and game modes included, 1nsane has a very good replay value. Add in multiplayer, and you've got yourself a satisfying racing game. If you're a fan of off-road action, and you can stomach the overdone flipping, 1nsane is for you.
80
Da Gameboyz
"Insane" is just pure fun. It reminds me of a few games from the past such as Big Red Racing and SODA Racing, but it combines the best of them into an addictive jolt of adrenaline. With the Location Generator and multiple game modes, there is lots of replay value for your buck here.
80
GamePro (US)
Overall, Insane is a decent deal for thirty bucks. There are enough options to keep off-road enthusiasts tearing up the dirt for quite some time, and the physics and damage modeling is a nice surprise. However, Insane, never really makes you say "Wow!" It's a solid, but not exceptional racing game that won't lock you up in an asylum (as the title suggests). Still, if you yearn to go off road, Insane will get you where you want to go.�
80
GameZone
The only real problem I saw with the game is the load time, but then again, any game seems to take forever to load if you want to play NOW! If you get bored playing alone, fasten your seatbelts and hop on the 'Net for some hair-raising excitement with other Insane players. If you are a fan of racing or off-roading, then this is a game for you!
79
PC Player (Germany)
Mir persönlich gefällt es viel besser als „Motocross Madness 2“ von Microsoft. Es besitzt mehr Liebe zum Detail, ist abwechslungsreicher und auch nicht so hektisch. Wie aber Sie auf diesen Neuerungsbatzen reagieren werden, wage ich kaum vorherzusagen. Der etwas spröde Anblick, wenn ich allein durch Gelände fuhr, konnte die Mehrheit meiner Kollegen zum Beispiel kaum beeindrucken. Aber ich würde mir einen Erfolg wünschen.
79
GameStar (Germany)
Geländewagen spielen »Capture the Flag« – das soll Spaß machen? Ja, macht es, verflixt viel sogar. Ähnlich sieht’s bei den anderen, kaum weniger originellen Spielmodi aus. Das Konzept von Insane kommt zwar erst mit menschlichen Mitspielern voll zum Tragen, doch dank der ansehnlichen KI hält auch solo die Motivation recht lange vor. Echte Schwächen habe ich vergeblich gesucht; lediglich Grafik und Sound gewinnen keine Preise. Ansonsten beweist Insane eindrucksvoll, dass Online-Multiplayer-Titel auch abseits von 3D-Action und Strategie ihre Berechtigung haben.
79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Eens je went aan het sturen op een ruwe ondergrond is 1nsane een van de beste (zoniet de beste) 4x4-racer van het moment.
79
Power Unlimited
Insane blaast het racegenre nieuw leven in. Ik verwacht echter dat er binnenkort een racer uitkomt (Driver 2?) die het Capture the Flag-gegeven beter uitwerkt. En dus treft Insane het ondankbare lot dat vele vernieuwende games treft: kinderziektes verzieken de boel.
79
PC Games (Germany)
Realistische Fahrphysik. originelle Spielmodi und interessantes Streckendesign machen Insane zum Lichtblick für Geländewagen-Fans. Das Liga-System hält den Spieler mit einer Vielzahl an geheimen Autos und Strecken bei der Stange. Bei Capture-the-Flag-Matches im Netz läuft Insane zur Hochform auf. Die triste Optik verhindert allerdings eine höhere Gesamtwertung.
78
Gamesmania
Besonders empfehlenswert ist das Spiel vor allem für Piloten mit Hang zu Mehrspieler-Sitzungen. Denn die witzigen Rennvarianten machen mit "echten" Gegnern bedeutend mehr Spaß.
78
PC Zone
That's Insane in a nutshell. It's hilarious and, for sheer pleasure there's no other racing game like it. The only thing that we can't be sure of is its online performance.
78
Game Informer Magazine
It's always struck me as odd that there are so few decent racing games available for the PC. With so many simulation freaks out there flying 16-hour flights on their 747 simulators, one would think that there is just as much of a market for quality driving simulations as well. 1nsane is a surprisingly smooth game, and the interaction between vehicles and the terrain is impressive. The two things I didn't really like about the game were being forced to go through the same levels and competitions over and over again and being restricted to such a tiny selection of cars in each class. 1nsane is another one of those surprisingly good racers on the PC that is almost but not quite as cool as a lot of the more recent off-roading games for the consoles. If all you have is a PC, however, chances are you won't feel gipped by this game if you dig the genre.
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GameSpot
Thanks to games such as the Monster Truck Madness series and 4x4 Evolution, driving games focusing on powerful 4x4 vehicles are steadily gaining popularity. However, these games haven't yet managed to deliver a complete off-road racing experience, because they tend to confine you into fairly restrictive environments. That's not the case with Codemasters' 1nsane. Along with good graphics, a wide array of gameplay modes, and realistic control, Codemasters' 1nsane is the only 4x4 racing game to date that truly offers a sense of the freedom--and the chaos--found in real-life off-road racing.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Côté technique, les graphismes des décors sont très jolis et les véhicules sont très réalistes avec des effets de transparence, des reflets et des détails à profusion. Les animations sont toujours fluides mais le jeu nécessite par contre une machine assez puissante si vous voulez profiter des hautes résolutions et des options graphiques maximum. Pour ce qui est de la bande son, les bruits de moteurs ne vous feront pas regretter celui de votre Pontiac, mais les musiques sont par contre plutôt réussies, même si elles ne sont pas toujours très variées. Pour finir, sachez qu'outre l'option multijoueur classique (en LAN), Codemasters a concocté une option Internet des plus intéressantes qui vous permettra de faire du CTF avec vos amis sans déplacer vos machines.
75
JeuxVideoPC.com
Attachez vos ceintures : 1nsane vous propose des courses effrénées à bord de bolides tout terrain. Un jeu de course graphiquement à la hauteur et qui innove dans son genre. Mais le plaisir de jeu est-il au rendez-vous ?
72
Game Informer Magazine
On the other side of the plate, I expect a little more out of a PC racer. The developer has so much liberty to incorporate minutia into every section of the game, there’s no reason corners should be cut on little things like trees, brush, and particle effects. It’s a sad state of affairs when a Dreamcast release like – oh, I don’t know – 4x4 Evolution outperforms a PC game. Insane is a solid title to pick up if you’re looking for a PC off-road racer to whittle away the hours with. If you have a Dreamcast or PS2 at your disposal, get 4x4 Evo.
71
IGN
One of the most appealing aspects with current PC games is the ability to play online with several opponents. It's hard to find a current PC game without an online multi-player feature and for many games that is its main selling point. Of course, if the game doesn't amaze with stellar visuals or rock solid gameplay, it doesn't matter how good the multi-player aspects are. While 1nsane's visuals aren't terrible and the gameplay isn't awful, in the huge crop of PC games, it's falls far below the normal standard that we should see. And while 1nsane features some pretty decent multiplayer features, if you got nobody to play, how good can they be?
70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Up until 1nsane, off-road racing games have never quite fulfilled their potential for no-holds-barred competition. But with a wealth of locations and vehicles, tons of fun play modes, truly open racing, and a track location generator, 1nsane comes closer to the ideal than any of its predecessors. There are, to be sure, a number of limitations and drawbacks, but none fundamentally detracts from the coherence of the overall experience. 1nsane provides not only a sense of freedom but also a sense of chaos, and I recommend it highly as a great escape from the doldrums of day-to-day existence.
70
CyberJoy
Gra zawiera wystarczająco dużo opcji, by zapewnić nam zabawę na długi czas, a model fizyczny i model zniszczeń stanowią naprawdę miłą niespodzianką.
70
ActionTrip
There... Insane can be an interesting game, and on the other hand... After a couple of days of playing it I do not know how to define it. I did get some kicks out of playing it, especially in multiplayer mode. However, many aspect, like: the visuals and the AI routines still need a lot of work.
50
Génération 4
De rebonds en tête-à-queue, de voitures qui refusent de braquer en sorties de route, le joueur passe son temps à essayer de comprendre le sens de la course, jusqu'à ce qu'un Game Over vienne mettre un terme à la partie.
50
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Insane tries extremely hard, but ultimately comes out looking very shallow with nothing particularly stunning to offer. The fact that online performance is so abysmal is unforgivable for a game aimed at a multiplayer audience, and only affirms the fact that Invictus really just haven't thought out the idea very well at all. Try it only if you're looking for a change from Quake 3 or Counter-Strike, but don't expect too much.
50
Gaming Age
Considering that Insane’s graphics are fantastic and it has enough gameplay diversity in its numerous modes to keep people playing for hours on end, it’s disappointing that the one of the most basic features of a racing game, its control, ultimately drags the game into the mud.
50
Gamekult
Codemasters est parti d'un concept plutôt original pour élaborer ce jeu de course d'arcade en 4x4. Sans circuit ni passage obligé, il se dégage de ce jeu une grande impression de liberté. Un peu comme lors des toutes premières secondes d'un Motocross Madness. Même si le travail est soigné, la réalisation (notamment celle du moteur graphique) balance entre l'impressionnant et l'écoeurant. Reste que le principe de base de Insane ainsi que son mode multijoueurs efficace procurent un plaisir immédiat qui, de mon point de vue, surpassent largement celui qu'on éprouve à jouer à 4x4 Evolution. Encore faut-il ne pas espérer une trop grosse durée de vie...